I'd like to Introduce myself to the Xfce Developer Community...
sofar at foo-projects.org
Tue May 5 23:48:18 CEST 2009
On Tue, May 05, 2009 at 03:28:22AM -0700, Leo Henslee III wrote:
> My name is Leo Henslee III, I go by the handle FLACvest, and was introduced
> to Xfce by psychocats' webpage review of Thunar. From there I gave the Batch
> rename function a try, and finding it Tons faster than Crusty old Nautilus I
> switched from GNOME to Xfce... Thus began my torrid little love affair...
> Which brings me to you now.
> I've met Erlend Davidson, who consequently introduced me to Thunar
> Thumbnailers, and Gentoo, which I will ever be grateful...
> I post to my blog http://amot.wordpress.com ---> Any Manner Of Things...
> There's a large body of Xfce and Gentoo related topics on that blog.
> I've been interested in getting to "know" Xfce better, learning some more
> about how it works, and documenting the components and goodies...
> I've read Jannis' efforts toward the Documentation Project and concur that's
> a noble effort. I'm volunteering.
the easiest and best way to help out is to visit the bugtracker and see
if you can *fix* some of the bugs that have been marked as 'valid'.
> I'd like to learn to code, ideally, but until then I know US English very
> well and know my way with Babel Fish well enough to help with translating to
I always suggest that people working on translations should really master
both the "other" language and english sufficiently well. Don't be afraid
however to help someone who already translates Xfce in your language through.
> I love the idea of using Sphinx, as it makes use of a mature documentation
> tool, and I have some other Ideas as well...
> One of them is a Services Daemon for Xfce Proper... imagine Xfserviced... a
> Services Daemon that would run in the background, autorespawning when it
> dies, looking up helper plugins that could be called and run from a common
> and uniform interface for all Xfce applications and Goodies... I take the
> Idea of services from the generic concept of "Services" a la
> I've been writing and writing on tablets and plan to type up some proposals
> for concepts that coders can use to help build a better Xfce Desktop
> Environment with for say release 5 or 6...
the best ideas are written in code.
> Just for giggles I thinkd it would be cute to call Balou's favourite Desktop
> Environment's development cycle "The Cheddar Wheel" to be punny... I'm just
> that way. Hope that rubs you the right way.
please don't rub me. that's disturbing.
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